Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Gene Genie

Today being Tuesday means last night was a new episode of "Ashes to Ashes." If you aren't familiar with the show it's the spin-off from the popular British TV Show "Life on Mars" (and I'm not talking about the lame-ass American version with the crappy futuristic ending). "Life on Mars" was about a cop being injured in the present and send back to 1973, where he met the wondrous Gene Hunt as played by the fantastic Philip Glenister (who you've probably seen in something, he was in an Andrew Davies miniseries after all!) Anyway, two series of that show, ended it with a cliffhanger, and onto the spin off "Ashes to Ashes," set in the 80s with another cop, played by the wonderful Keely Hawes being sent back from the present.

Anyways, the point of the show isn't really trying to figure out what's going on, it's how awesome is Gene this week. Lets see...he didn't get to drive a boat, so downgraded for that, but he did tie up a criminal, pull over a cargo truck and fling the criminal inside so that he'd be France's problem not England's. Yeah Gene Hunt, you are brash, you do things your own way, and I can't get enough!


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